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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I {heart} It





It looks like something from a ghost story or a horror movie, doesn't it?




Granted, I've never actually seen a horror movie (a Titanic museum gave me nightmares).




But still!




I can fill in the blanks.




A-couple-of-teenagers-go-on-a-road-trip-and-end-up-in-the-middle-of-nowhere-with-a-serial-killer.




Isn't that the plot?




But this picture is nothing of the sort.




Nah, it's just James Buchanan's inauguration picture.




I saw the original in D.C.




And I want you to look at it as closely as I did.




All those people.




They were real.




And that is awesome.




In a place like D.C., a person like me gets swept away in the never-ending stories....




...my mother had to literally drag me out of an exhibit at 3 pm to go eat lunch...




...my favorite show (that I never get to see because we don't have cable) is "American Pickers"...




...in between trips to hotels and friend's houses with cable, I settle for "History Detectives" and "Antiques Roadshow"....




...and I have a shirt from the Lincoln Library that says, "I {heart} History," for Pete's sake.




This picture has so many wonderful stories in it.




It represents everything I {heart}.




Which is why, when anyone asks what I plan to do after high school...




...the only thing I say is, "I'm going to college to major in American History."




Maybe one of these days, I'll be working in one of those museums I love so much.




And I'll be saving the world from the bad things it used to be, one fourth grade field trip at a time.




2 comments:

Relyn said...

Do you know how much I love that you geek out over history and an old picture?? I LOVE that about you!!! And, I know JUST what you mean.

Elyse said...

Geeking out is one of my specialties. :)